Editor’s note: This story contains harsh facts about the growing dog-meat trade in Vietnam and Thailand. We believe it’s important for our readers to know about such things. Just the same, be warned that some shocking things are in this post.
We know that people around the world eat dog, but little prepared us for a recent article about the practice in Vietnam. Apparently, the demand for dog meat has skyrocketed in the country, and a “brutal” black market run by an international organized crime ring has sprung up around it, according to the Guardian. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are stolen from people in Thailand and smuggled into Vietnam, destined for sale in streets stalls as well as Hanoi’s best restaurants.